Clean to the goal thanks to Lavor’s Bike Washing, the new partner of Appenninica

In a race as long, demanding, and stressful as the Appenninica MTB Stage Race, the details make the difference. From the choice of tires to nutrition, and through the ability to manage energy, bike maintenance has no secondary value. Therefore, cleaning the bike is paramount at the end of each stage.

In the 2023 edition of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race, Lavor, an Italian company based in Pegognaga, will offer the Bike Wash service as one of the leading manufacturers of high-pressure cleaning machines. As a valuable Supplier Sponsor of the event scheduled from September 4 to 9, Lavor will ensure perfect bike cleaning and maintenance day by day.

Founded in 1975, Lavor is among the leading players in the worldwide cleaning industry, specializing in producing hot and cold-water pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, steam generators, and Floor Care products. The company is part of the Comet Group, based in Emilia-Romagna, and operates in more than 130 Countries worldwide with a team of 750 people.

The partnership with Appenninica MTB Stage Race marks Lavor’s first time in mountain biking, but not in sports. The Italian company is also a premium partner of the LCR Honda MotoGP team and a sponsor of the Desert Endurance Motorsport team, which took part in the Dakar Classic in 2023.

We are very excited to welcome Lavor to the Appenninica MTB Stage Race family. Thanks to them, we cover an important aspect of a stage race like ours: bike cleaning. We are happy to bring them closer to the world of mountain biking and to provide our athletes with state-of-the-art, modern machinery for cleaning mud and dirt,” say Milena Bettocchi and Beppe Salerno, co-organizers of Appenninica MTB Stage Race.

The Lavor brand has always been linked to the world of sports because there are many similarities between the values of sports and Lavor’s world: dynamism, the strive for constant improvement, teamwork to achieve goals, to name a few. In addition, our products are a perfect for cleaning sports tools as well as venues. Therefore, athletes are a key target audience for us: these are some of the reasons that led us to approach the world of MTB, an adrenaline sport for true sports lovers, in which our products can be of great help in always keeping the bike clean and ready for use,” says Dante Rossetti, Lavor’s marketing manager.

Becking and Piana conquer Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023

The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo is the first male athlete to win two editions of Appenninica MTB Stage Race. Becking sealed the overall win by raising arms again in the last stage, followed by Tiago Ferreira and Tim Smeenge, who join him on the podium in second and third position respectively. Debora Piana takes the women’s GC, while Ilina triumphs again in Vidiciatico. “We are really proud of the athletes’ feedback” said the organizers

Happy day for DMT Racing Team in Vidiciatico. Becking and Piana keep the lead

Tiago Ferreira went all-in in the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race from Fanano to Vidiciatico, trying to pursue the leader’s jersey, but Becking kept everything under control. Same plot in the women’s category, with Russian Kristina Ilina taking her second win and Piana in control

Appenninica’s colour is Orange: Smeenge and Becking the stars of stage 4

The Dutch MTB Marathon National champion raises hands in Fanano, while Becking increases his gap in the GC on Tiago Ferreira. Debora Piana keeps dominating and makes it three in a row. Tomorrow, September 8th, the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023 runs from Fanano to Lizzano in Belvedere

Becking and Piana strenghten their lead in Fiumalbo

The two leaders got the second win at Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023. The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo Team sprinted over Tiago Ferreira, while things are getting spicy for the bronze medal, with four riders fighting for the third position. In the women’s field, the Italian of Team Cingolani-Specialized secured the leader jersey with another success in Fiumalbo over Ilina. Tomorrow, September 7th, the peloton heads to Fanano

Ferreira and Piana tame the Mountain Queen Stage

The Portuguese athlete of DMT Racing Team answered back to Becking’s success in the opening stage, while Tronconi and Smeenge remain in contention behind them. Debora Piana took the win and the lead in the women’s category. Tomorrow, September 6th, marks the first-ever border crossing from Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany for the race, with the stage starting and finishing again in Fiumalbo

Becking and Ilina secure victory in the opening act of Appenninica 2023

The Dutch rider from Team Buff-Megamo the Russian of DMT Racing Team have made an impact on the inaugural stage of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race. Completing the men’s podium were Tiago Ferreira and Martino Tronconi, while Debora Piana and Nina Brenn claimed spots on the women’s top-3. Tomorrow, September 5th, comes the anticipated Queen Stage

Castelnovo ne’ Monti and the Bismantova Rock welcome back the Appenninica show

The program of the MTB stage race (4-9 September) was anticipated by the “Appenninica lovers” Granfondo. Starting from tomorrow, the main event will kick off with Hans Becking and Tiago Ferreira leading the title race, while Naima Diesner emerges as the top contender in the Women’s field

With 150 riders from all continents, the Appenninica challenge goes global

Approaching its fifth edition (September 4-9, 2023), Appenninica MTB Stage Race – the mountain bike stage race in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, Italy – is set to showcase 150 athletes hailing from 24 Nations, marking a sold-out status. This year, the event introduces an innovative initiative: Appenninica Teen Camp

Miguel Martinez leads the charge of “The Appenninici”

Cross-country gold medalist from the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Miguel Martinez, is set to kick off the 2023 Appenninica MTB Stage Race (September 4-9, 2023). A multitude of riders will converge for this stage race in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, seeking a distinctive adventure filled with a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes.

Riders bulletin n.6/2023

Riders bulletin n.6 August 29, 2023   This is the sixth rider bulletin. These bulletins will provide useful information, news, and mandatory action reminders. Race time is Sunday!   The starting list is on the website. Click here. The event is sold out....

The Appenninica MTB Stage Race partners’ squad keeps growing stronger

In its fifth edition, scheduled from September 4th to 9th, the race has further stocked its partners’ panel: a testament to the event’s rise towards international prominence, while keeping deep roots in its territory

Debora Piana and Kristina Ilina challenge Naima Diesner for Appenninica throne

The German, winner of the last two editions, will be the athlete to beat at the 2023 Appenninica MTB Stage Race (Sept. 4-9), but the Italian rider and the Russian national champion will be upfront to try to spoil her plans